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All About Dress for Success + Suits for Success Hudson County

by Janine Repka
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If you participated in Hoboken Girl’s Formalwear Drive, you may remember that all proceeds supported Dress for Success {over $1200!}. But there is so much more to this amazing nonprofit than just clothing donations. We have the low-down on how the Hudson County Chapter of Dress for Success is changing the lives of local women {and men!} and how you can be a part of their work too. Read on to see how you can support this awesome local non-profit organization:

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^^Flashback to our Hoboken Girl Helps Formalwear Drive — 100% of the proceeds went to Dress for Success of Hudson County as well as donations of the rest of the clothing and accessories that were not purchased. 

Dress for Success was founded in 1997 by Nancy Lublin to help disadvantaged women transition into the workplace successfully. Their mission is to promote economic independence by providing the trifecta of professional attire, a support network, and career development tools. Ultimately, their goal is to help people thrive not just in work, but in life as well — we can get behind that.

The New Location

The Hudson County chapter of Dress of Success recently moved into a new space at 591 Summit Avenue {near Journal Square} and serves approximately 2,000 Hudson County residents each year. All services are available free of charge and available to clients referred through social services and other non-profit agencies like Women Rising, local colleges, and chambers of commerce.

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How it Works

What’s the journey of a client coming to Dress for Success? First, they’re assisted by a volunteer personal shopper trained to help them select business appropriate attire. Each client receives a complete outfit {including accessories, a purse, and shoes} and is invited to return for a second shopping trip once employed. Dress for Success also knows that becoming a #girlboss is about so much more than looking the part. With that in mind, they also provide clients with ongoing career development opportunities and workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and resources to help in securing and retaining a job.

Here’s a peek inside the Dress For Success’ Hudson County headquarters:

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So how can you be a part of the action?

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How to Donate

General clothing donations are accepted from 10:00AM – 3:00PM every Tuesday and Thursday at their Jersey City headquarters {591 Summit Avenue} or by special arrangement other days of the week. At this time, women’s items in sizes 14 to 22 are most needed, specifically grey or black blazers in size 16. There are also currently 14 men in need of pants, blazers, suits, and shirts. Email us at [email protected] for specific sizes.

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Visit their website to donate.

How to Volunteer

Volunteers are needed in many different areas such as:

Career Center — help with resume writing, job searching, mock interviewing, mentoring

Boutique Volunteer — help men and women choose the right outfit

Organization — help with the daily routine of running the agency {accepting donations, data entry, steaming clothing, etc.}

Sign up and learn more about volunteering here.

For more information on the history, mission, and happenings of Dress for Success Hudson County visit their website, follow them on Facebook, or stop by their office! To stay in the know about volunteer opportunities in Hudson County, join our Hoboken Girl Helps Facebook group here.

What’s your favorite way to give back to the community? Share with us in the comments below!

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